person-years of life lost

person-years of life lost

A calculation of the impact of a disease on society owing to premature death from the specific disease; the number of years the person would live if she or he had never contracted the disease.
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The total number of years of potential life lost in this group, compared with life expectancy in the general population, was roughly 48,000, including 4,786 person-years of life lost because of suicide.